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Melissa Sarat, art basel, paintings, fish, frogs, birds, spirits, demons, food, cakes, fruit, reptiles, paintings, large scale paintings, masks, mardi gras, louisiana, parrots, planets, mystical, flowers, goddess, gods, visionary, art, tattoos, ethereal
detail of Water Guardians

I make paintings in my two Central New York studios and potter about in my garden
conjuring painting images, talking to the birds and the spirits of my ancestors while
witnessing nature's resplendent dance. Local folk long ago declared me batty.

I was reared on the grounds of East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson,
surrounded by lush hill and ravine countryside an hour north of Baton Rouge.
Inspiration for my work still emanates from the "patients", wild boars, snakes,
mossy magnolias, toad frogs, purple-fringed passion flowers, celebratory
culinary delights, and heady mystical symbolism.

Melissa Sarat, art, paintings, gardens, roses, art basel, new york, sculpture, visionary, frogs, birds, reptiles, fish, food, masks, monkey, parrot, demons, devils, angels, goddess, gods, costumes, mardi gras, new orleans, monsters, large scale paintings
in the garden

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